Aramark workers at Citizens Bank Park reject contract offer

    Aramark workers at Citizens Bank Park voted last night to reject a contract offer, highlighting three main sticking points.

    Voting 515 to 275 to reject Aramark’s offer, CBP workers are holding steady on their demands for better wages, benefits and work opportunities, according to a release from Unite Here, which represents the workers.

    Workers say it’s getting hard to support themselves and families on the $11/hour wage, which they compare with the $12.32/hour wage at Fenway Stadium. They say Aramark aims to reduce the minimum number of hours workers are paid for each game and make only 81 of the 1,500 employees eligible for benefits.

    The vote came before last night’s Phillies/Cardinals game, and the workers at Pittsburgh’s Console Energy Center will vote tonight on their offer.

    Look for more details on this later from Lizz Fiedler, who is talking with an Aramark CBP worker.

    Editor’s note: WHYY receives funding from Aramark and CFO Fred Sutherland is on WHYY’s board.

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